Big, beautiful, heads of super-healthy cabbage are plentiful right now. In the spirit of “seasonal eating”, I thought we’d talk cabbage. According to The World’s Healthiest Food (www.whfood.com), steamed cabbage actually binds to the bile acids in your digestive tract. Once bound together, it’s easier for the bile to be excreted and the result is lower cholesterol. Pretty cool image conjured up there. Cabbage also helps prevent several types of cancer including, prostate, bladder, colon and breast. There are many, many other health benefits to eating raw or lightly steamed cabbage..too many to mention here, but if you are interested in reading more just click on the link above.
Here are a couple of cabbage tips..
First, choose heads that are firm with shiny outer leaves. Second, keep cabbage cool in the fridge so that it retains all of its Vitamin C, and third, buy whole heads of cabbage. Shredded or halved cabbage is already losing that precious Vitamin C!
This is a super quick way to prepare cabbage that the whole family will enjoy. You can add tofu or pre-cooked chicken during the last 4 minutes to make a full meal.
one head of cabbage (any variety)
1 T toasted sesame oil
1 T grated ginger
2 cloves minced or crushed garlic
1 yellow onion, chopped
salt and pepper
Cut cabbage in half and remove core, slice remaining cabbage into 1″ strips.
Heat sesame oil over medium heat in large skillet, add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and stir for 2 minutes.
Add ginger, cabbage, and a splash of water. Cover and heat for about 4 minutes longer. Done. Finito. Delicious.
Peace and cabbage 🙂 Melissa